Rixos Hotels has marked a major milestone in its Middle East expansion strategy after signing an agreement to manage its largest all-inclusive luxury resort on the Red Sea coast of Egypt.
Accor has appointed Karelle Lamouche to the role of chief commercial officer for Europe. In this newly created role, Lamouche will lead Accor’s commercial team with responsibility for driving the business revenue strategy for the company and its partners across all European markets.
Marc Dardenne most recently served as chief operating officer of Amaala, an ultra-luxury resort destination project on the Red Sea sponsored by the Public Investment Fund.
A flagship property within Accor, the hotel is now welcoming guests and visitors, following a careful three-phased restoration, which began in February 2017. The meticulous restoration led by acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud was also supported by Aedas, a leading global architecture and design firm.
Shadow Play by Peppers has officially opened during a ceremony hosted by the lord mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, in the city’s thriving Southbank arts and entertainment district.
MGallery Kyoto Yura Hotel has made its debut in the country’s ancient capital. The hotel pays homage to the traditions of Kyoto through art and heritage, providing a unique experience inspired by the essence of the local neighbourhood – a key consideration for all MGallery Hotels.
Accor is seeking to fast-track its development plans in Africa, leveraging its expanded portfolio to consolidate its leadership position in the north and west of the continent. The France-based group is taking a leading role in Africa’s evolving hospitality landscape.
Accor has reported consolidated first-quarter revenue of €987 million for the first three months of financial 2019, up 34.2 per cent. On a like-for-like basis, revenue was up 8.8 per cent.
As its acquisition-led growth continues, Breaking Travel News speaks to Mark Willis, chief executive in the Middle East for AccorHotels, about what the company’s growing portfolio of brands is able to bring to the hospitality sector in the region. He also tells about his ambitions for development in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Accor has announced two majestic hotels in India - Raffles Jaipur and Raffles Udaipur. The properties were revealed earlier in the presence of Accor chairman, Sébastien Bazin, and owner, Ratankant Sharma.
Renowned for its expertise in the economy and midscale sector and now a major name in luxury hotels, Accor continues to establish itself in the lifestyle sector in order to offer an ever-greater range of experiences and to satisfy the needs of its customers and partners.